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Introduced feral animals in Australia pose a serious risk to native flora and fauna communities. The Department of the Environment and Heritage recognises in particular the impacts of European red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), feral cats (Felis catus), feral goats (Capra hircus), feral pigs (Sus scrofa) and feral rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) as key threatening processes (Environment […]
Image shows a fox inspecting a cow carcass, as captured by remote camera. Entered by Adam Sykes in the Invasive Animals CRC’s 2011 Feral Photos photography competition. This image file may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. If the image file is to be used for […]
Case study of fox control as part of a major conservation program aiming to protect and restore the semi-arid environment in South Australia. Native plants and animals in the Flinders–Olary and Gawler bioregions of northern South Australia have been adversely affected since European settlement. Impacts from high levels of grazing by domestic stock and other […]
In Australia, landowners are permitted to hunt and shoot foxes on their own land provided they are appropriately licenced. Recreational hunters and shooters need to gain permission from private landowners to hunt or shoot on their land. Hunting and shooting on most public lands is prohibited, although in New South Wales regulated hunting is allowed […]
Case study on a group program of fox shooting in the Milton–Ulladulla region of New South Wales. This program began in September 2004 in the Milton/Ulladulla region of New South Wales when concerns were raised about the number of foxes in the area. A community meeting of all stakeholders was held to discuss the best […]
This DVD is a snapshot of proven tips and techniques from a variety of locations across Australia. With guidance from professional trappers, the DVD will provide you with insight and skills to confidently undertake trapping as part of an integrated control programme. Containing 2 hours of videos, the DVD also contains helpful information when placed […]
The 41 partners in the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre are proud to promote the forthcoming products developed or registered throughout their seven year funding life (2005-2012). All products have been developed with animal welfare, price, useability, target specificity, availability and reversibility (antidote available) in mind. Fact sheet outlining current pest animal control products currently […]
The Southern Branch of the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service funded a field trial of M-44 ejector devices using 1080 for wild dog and fox control. M-44 ejectors are baited, spring-activated devices that propel the contents of a capsule into the mouth of a wild dog or fox as it pulls upwards with sufficient force […]
This project, funded by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre on behalf of the New South Wales Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, develops and applies tools to model the distribution and abundance of vertebrate pest species in relation to climatic and biophysical variables. Such models are needed to predict how the distribution of […]
Bounty systems offer financial incentives to hunt and destroy pest animals. Bounty systems offer what appears to be a simple solution to pest animal problems by providing financial rewards to reduce pest numbers. However, reviews of past bounty schemes from Australia and around the world show that they are an ineffective form of pest animal […]
The purpose of this policy is to identify under what conditions the resources of Biosecurity Queensland may be allocated to the payment of bounties for pest animal management.
Case study on the effectiveness of using coordinated group programs for fox management on farms. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
Final report on a study conducted by the Vertebrate Pest Research Unit (VPRU), NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to determine if there is a relationship between lamb survival and the frequency, timing and spatial coverage of fox-control programs. The study took advantage of existing agricultural fox-management programs across 4.5 million hectares in regional New […]
Although 3 colour morphs (red, silver or black and cross) are generally recognised worldwide, the red morph is most common in Australia. In general, throat and abdomen are white, lower legs and ears are black and a bushy tail is tipped in white. This animal exhibits a wide geographic and sub-species variation in size, as […]
Emerging evidence increasingly illustrates the importance of a holistic, rather than taxon-specific, approach to the study of ecological communities. Considerable resources are expended to manage both introduced and native mammalian carnivores to improve conservation outcomes; however, management can result in unforeseen and sometimes catastrophic outcomes. Varanid lizards are likely to be apex- or mesopredators, but […]
Optimal management of invasive pests can benefit from quantitative measures of rates of recruitment, and particularly, relative contributions of immigration and reproduction. However, these vital rates are difficult to estimate by trapping or observation. Recent studies have demonstrated that analyses with DNA markers may provide detailed information on the origin of immigrants into pest populations, […]
Invasive species have been recognised as the key problem in the Border Rivers-Gwydir catchment which was found in a 2007- 08 survey titled ‘Understanding Natural Resource Management from a Landholders Perspective’. The top four items selected by respondents as a major or moderate problem were pests, including: environmental weeds, introduced animal pests, crop weeds and […]
The Fox Eradication Program is part of the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) and was established to undertake an integrated program to eradicate foxes from Tasmania, reduce the risk of future fox incursions, and develop a community attitude that actively opposes the presence of foxes in the state. The Fox […]
Livestock guardian dogs are medium to large sized dogs that are kept with livestock to protect them from predators. In Australia they are mainly used to protect sheep, goats and poultry, but they can work with any type of livestock; for example, with cattle, horses, rabbits, deer, emu or ostriches. These dogs live permanently with […]
Livestock guarding animals (LGA’s) are used across the United States and Europe to limit the incidence of predation by native and introduced predators on domestic livestock. Within Australia dog breeds such as Maremma, Anatolian mastiff (Karabash) and Great Pyrenees are currently in use along with Alpacas, Llamas and in some cases donkeys. The use of […]